Vijay Eswaran was born 57 years ago in Penang, Malaysia to a teacher and a civil servant father working with the Malaysian Labor Ministry. This meant that he spent most of his childhood traversing and living in different locations in Malaysia since his dad’s job involved a lot of work transfers. Learn more about Vijay Eswaran: http://mlmnation.net/dato-vijay-eswaran-taxi-driver-worth-500-million-dollars-932/ and http://www.wceforum.org/speakers/dato-sri-dr-vijay-eswaran/
A graduate of London school of economics with a degree in socio-economics (1984), Vijay has been a construction site worker in Belgium, driven cabs in streets of London and even worked in France plucking grapes.
Vijay got his MBA in 1986 from the Southern Illinois University and also has a UK CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants) certification. While working as a part-time level marketer for Synaptics, he got a job offer from Cosway Group to help it expand its business into the Philippines; this was when he seriously got into multi- level marketing.
Vijay Eswaran founded his own multi-level marketing firm and it is what has morphosised to be QI Group. The company deals in luxury products, media and other segments like travel, corporate investment and telecommunications.
It also deals in training services. The company is spread across ten countries, majorly through subsidiaries and has regional offices in Hong Kong and countries like Malaysia, Thailand and Singapore.
It is currently putting up the QI city in Bandar Meru Raya through its subsidiary Green Venture Capital, a building that will have both commercial and residential occupancy.
Vijay’s views on formal and informal employment
Vijay believes graduates should choose jobs that best suit their personalities or temperaments, there are those who can work best in well-structured corporate environments which allow them to methodically work their way to the top, and there are those with personalities that thrive in fluid and constantly changing work or industries like Tech startups or generally, startups, which have little hierarchy and require one to make their own decisions, he however cautions that working for startups will need one to shoulder the firms vision and endure the problems that startups face.
Which is better between formal or informal employment? Vijay says none is better than the other, it all depends on your personality as a graduate and what you feel will work best for you.